UCL School of Pharmacy


Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

The MPharm is the only degree which is acceptable as the first step towards a career as a pharmacist. On completion of your MPharm you will be required to undertake pre-registration training before qualifying as a registered pharmacist.The Master of Pharmacy is a four year undergraduate programme.


The MPharm degree is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and is awarded by the University College London. The degree entitles graduates, after a further year of pre-registration training, to sit the examination of the GPhC and register as a pharmacist in Britain. British registration is recognised in other member states of the EU. Please take some time to read the GPhC’s Standards for pharmacy professionals.

The MPharm is the only undergraduate programme available at UCL School of Pharmacy, so all our teaching is tailored specifically for this course. Our programme is designed to integrate the teaching, learning and understanding of pharmaceutical science in the context of pharmacy practice. We will provide you with the opportunity to become confident and competent professionals committed to lifelong educational development.

The programme includes contact with patients from the start through community pharmacy and hospital visits. It also gives you the chance complete your research project at another university around the world as part of the UCL Study Abroad scheme. The School of Pharmacy currently has partnerships with around 20 universities in 15 countries. 

Course Details
Length and Mode: Four years full-time
Calendar: Starts in late September
Course Structure

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Entry Requirements and How to Apply
For information on the type of students we are looking for and our selection methods, please see the Applications for the MPharm page. For further information about the qualifications that we accept and how to apply, please look at the undergraduate prospectus. Please note that all successful applications are subject to occupational health clearance and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check for which there may be a charge.

Pre-Registration Training for Non-EU Students
Prospective applicants from outside the EU should read the information on pre-registration opportunities for students requiring a visa.

Scholarships and Funding
To find out more about the funding available at UCL, please view the main undergraduate bursary schemes page. Please also refer to the undergraduate list of awards on the main UCL Student Funding page for other funding opportunities.

Student Finance for new entrants 
Information on student finance for new students can be found on the government website www.gov.uk, or on the Scholarships and Funding page of the UCL website. Fees for the programme can be found in the undergraduate prospectus.

If you have any further questions about Pharmacy please contact the UCL School of Pharmacy Student and Academic Support Office (SASO) at sop.saso@ucl.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 20 7753 5831.